Latest news - recycling and waste management
PRN reform to be considered by Defra as part of wider look at packaging rules
John Lewis, Next, ASOS and Marks & Spencer sign up to WRAP’s sustainable clothing voluntary agreement
Organisations call for rules to be kept in place as they promote best use of resources
Illegal waste boss arrested on Heathrow airport runway after trying to flee the country
The UK fears a triple-dip recession, but at the World Economic Forum at Davos the focus is on sustainable business models. See our aggregation of comment around green business at the forum.
Firefighters have got a large fire at the Sims Metal UK plant in Long Marston, Warwickshire, under control, but say it will take days to put it out completely.
MRW has compiled reactions on social media to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ report that we throw way half of our food, globally.
Hot Topic: Circular Economy
Call for ‘right thickness’ threshold for PET bottle recycling
Hot Topic: Scrap Metal
Police claim a focused rather than scatter-gun approach on metal theft
Hot Topic: China
Experts cite quality demand and Green Fence as reasons for the drop
Hot Topic: Food Waste
Resident satisfaction is 99.7%, says Great Manchester Waste Disposal Authority
Hot Topic: WEEE
‘There is a danger of the price of reused products becoming too high’, says Hewlett Packard
Big Question: How to overcome the waste prevention challenge?
In March, the Government finally published its call for evidence for the Waste Prevention Programme, promised in the 2011 Waste Review. It ends on 29 April
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MRW Insight - analysis of the news
Evidence on efficacy of using incentives needs to be stronger
Former recycling lecturer Bob Pringle argues solutions should be sought in design for reuse and biodegrading packaging
Progress on recovering more carpet waste
Highlights from the key materials divisional meetings
We have to move to a model where the profitable outcome is not the only priority, warns academic
The Big Interview from Materials Recycling World
Shadow minister Gavin Shuker is champing at the bit to tackle waste and resources in the UK. He talks to Christine Ottery about Labour’s waste policy review and how it would work if Labour returns to power in 2015